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name: Ilona
surname: Tsymbal
year of birth: 1989
country: Ukraine


Vampire by Tira-Owl

by Tira-Owl


Q1: When did you start making art?
I loved to draw since childhood, but it was always a hobby. I took it professionally two and a half years ago.

Q2: What does inspire you?
The best inspiration for me – the world around us. In every object you can see something unusual, to find something hidden. Also a great source of inspiration for me are the works of other artists, music, books, movies. For the artist, it is very important to experience all that he sees.

Q3: What are your techniques?
I do not have a certain technique, because I love to experiment. Meeting with different artistic styles, I’m trying to learn them and find something new for myself.

Q4: What is the main idea or feeling behind your works?
I try to put in each of my work a certain sense and a certain feelings. They may be very different: fear, kindness, love, happiness. Does not always work – it is very difficult to give a picture not just beautiful graphics, but also the soul.

Q5: What is the main color of your art and why?
Each art – is a certain palette. I do not have favorite colors – I’m trying to experiment with many. There probably is better to talk about light and darkness. I like to draw the dark arts, where there will be one or more sources of low light. I believe that in these works there is some mystery.
Speaking of colors, most often in my arts may appear green, red and blue. I like to mix these shades and watch as one goes into the other.

Q6: What would you improve about your work and why?
Attention to detail and a more interesting perspective. I like when artists choose unusual camera angles for their work – it makes pay attention to them among the hundreds of other collections. Look at familiar things from the other side.
And the attention to detail has always been my weakness. Very hard to focus on one art for a long time, honing each pixel.

Q7: Do you have any project for the future?
Yes, now I have a lot of orders. I draw a card games, for mobile applications, illustrate stories. I like this job and love the variety of orders.
Speaking personally about my projects, I dream of creating a series of arts about the major cities in the world after the apocalypse.

Q8: Describe yourself with 3 words capturing the essence of Tira-Owl.
Emotions. Feelings. Fantasy.

Q9: Show us (link) your very first work. Describe it from techniques till feelings.
This HERE is one of my first works – a druid. It was quite difficult to start drawing on a graphic tablet, since my childhood I was drawing on paper. I did not have a certain technique – I tried to look at other artists and find in their pictures something important that would help me. Worked a lot on shapes, colors, tones.
In this art, I experimented with different brushes for Photoshop, did not dwell on the details. In those days for me emotions and feelings are more important than technique. Now I understand that this is not quite correct, as a good artist should be aware of everything.

Q10: What did change from your first work till now?
I learned to pay more attention to detail. I Understood what is light and shadow and how they can play. I improve knowledge about the perspective.
And of course – practice, practice, practice. For every young artist is very important to pay a lot of time drawing. Only experience makes us stronger and helps to grow.

Q11: What is art for you? Escaping from reality or the essence of life?
I never wanted to get away from reality. The world around us is too lovely and unique. You must learn to see this beauty in every little piece of the world. The arts – is an important part of me.

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